Any electrical work needs to comply with the current edition of the Canada Electrical Code. If you don’t have any experience installing electrical wiring, strongly consider hiring an experienced electrician to do the work for you, as working with a contractor will likely save you time and money in the end.
- Electrical Permit Application form for Contractors (pdf)
- Electrical Masters Permission Form (pdf)
- Electrical Permit Application form for Homeowners (pdf)
- Information sheet for Homeowner Electrical Applications (pdf)
Our online application for electrical permits is not yet available but we hope to make it available soon.
You’ll only be given a permit if:
- you are the owner of the house
- you reside in the home
- the house is a single family dwelling
- you don't have a secondary suite in the house
- the house is not a rental
- you aren’t using the house for commercial purposes, like a bed and breakfast
- you plan to install the wiring yourself or with the guidance of a contractor using all safety requirements
You won’t be given a permit if the installation is
- greater than 300 volts
- a hot tub or a pool
- a service or main electrical panel
- a duplex, townhouse, or other multi-family home
If your electrical installation doesn’t meet those requirements, contact Inspections & Licensing to learn about your options.
You’ll need at least two safety code inspections during the course of your electrical installation.
- A rough-in inspection before concealing the wiring
- A final inspection when the project is done
You’ll need to fix any deficiencies brought up during the inspections. You may require a re-inspection or to give written notification of deficiency completion.
For more information, call Inspections & Licensing at 403-342-8190 or visit us on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.